(Afterlife #1)by Marlene Perez
Published: February 2nd 2021
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Length: 352 Pages
My Rating: 1.5 stars
When my best friend Skyler told me about this party in the Hollywood Hills, I was less than enthused. As it turned out, my feelings were more than justified. That party ruined my life.
Tansy didn’t even want to go to the party. It’s hard enough living in one of your best friend’s shadows and secretly in love with your other best friend.
And now she’s leaving it a vampire.
Now her best friend Skyler is stuck on the road trip from hell, on tour as a groupie with a literal band of vamps. Tansy sets out with Vaughn, her other BFF turned maybe more, to save Skylar’s life and take down the band. But when they find themselves in the middle of a vampire war, will Tansy be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends?
This was a difficult read for me. The characters are supposed to be late teens but they come as much younger, whinier and immature. The situations they find themselves in are incredibly disturbing for a younger audience. There is darkness in the world and older men who do prey on younger women but I felt this is a subject matter for a more mature audience.
The writing was inconsistent and difficult to follow as scenes jumped ahead and left me feeling like I had missed something. I was uninterested in the characters or their fates and simply skimmed ending of the book as I don’t like to not finish a book. Particularly when I received it for review.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.